Last year's team came a heartbeat away from playing for the national championship. This year, don't be shocked, but 'Bama will likely be in the National Championship debate again. Why?
Alabama has superstars like WR Julio Jones, DT Terrence Cody, and LB Rolando McClain returning, but there's an influx of superior talent from the last two tremendous recruiting classes that has upgraded the overall talent level. True freshmen Trent Richardson (running back) and Dre Kirkpatrick (corner) are just two elite players that Saban has brought in to potentially shine right away.
What to Watch on Offense: Greg McElory
What to Watch on Defense: Run Defense
Key player to a successful season: Junior OT James Carpenter
CFN preview: Don't Dismiss Alabama